Re: Aggressive behaviour and Asperger's
I have mild Asperger's, and though I don't exhibit agressive behavior, I do exhibit intense irritability from sensory overload. This has been helped immensely ever since November, when I started the mood stabilizer Lamictal. Now, the things that made me want to lash out verbally at everyone barely bother me anymore. I like how heartcreature said about how her grandson gets so upset over how the kids are too loud and the perfume makes him nauseous. My peers- they are the number one thing that gets me upset, and just reading her description, made me remember how it was like last fall and for 18 years before that, making me grit my teeth and feel my blood boil over their immaturity, but never saying anything, and having all of my emotions and pent-up feelings explode in a breakdown, either a verbal assault on my mother, or a sobbing episode... I still get like this on the Lamictal, but not nearly as often. Obviously, unless it's life-threatening, medication probably isn't the answer for a child that young (I hate hearing about kids 12 and under on psychiatric medications), so I also commend heartcreature's response on helping him deal with his frustration. I wish my mom and I had known what was going on; I was only diagnosed last month. It would have saved us from a lot of fighting...
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior.'"